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Browse to learn how to gain internal control with your accounting policies and procedures. Discover how a quality management system can improve your company. Or see why updated documentation is crucial to performance and continuous process improvement. Here, you will find important topics that affect you and your business. We add a new articles frequently, so check back for the latest news and information. We gladly welcome your suggestions and feedback!

What’s it Cost to Manage Policies and Procedures? - There are three major costs associated with every document management system: (a) hard costs; (b) soft costs; and (c) opportunity costs. How do you get those under control?
What Is a Bad Boss? - Have you ever had the opportunity to work with a good boss? What makes a good boss good or a bad boss bad?
How to Cope with a Bad Boss - Do you consider your boss a bad boss? Understand that they may not know they're a bad boss and that there are ways of coping with a bad boss.
What Is a Well-Defined Process? - The PDCA, or Deming, Cycle and the SIPOC diagram form an ideal framework for developing business procedures.
Making Compliance Easier - Sell yourself first, then sell everyone else on the importance and value of compliance. Make them want it!
How Do You Begin Writing Standard Operating Procedures? - Having an SOP manual is great but the question most often asked is how do you get started writing an operations manual? Well it is a lot easier than you think. Follow these five steps and you will have a well-defined SOP manual of your critical policies, procedures, and forms.
ISO QMS Sequence Quality Management System in 10 Easy Steps - Whether you realize it or not, the management system you are using is a quality management system. So why not do it right and build a QMS to produce products with real quality.
How Do You Make Policies and Procedures Work? - How can you make your procedures work for you and your employees? Learn the 10 simple ways to keep your procedures up to date and easy to follow.
Information Security Policy, How do you Write One? - No data security system is completely airtight but if you take these ten easy steps, you'll minimize or eliminate the majority of threats to your IT system.
Creating an Accounting Manual Creating Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual - What should be in you accounting manual so it is the most useful to your organization?
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What’s the Difference Between Procedures and Work Instructions? - Knowing the difference can help you understand the documentation process much better and develop outstanding documentation.
How to Solve Problems by Thinking Outside the Box - Thinking Outside the Box can be done using these problem sovling mthods.
How to Improve Process Control with Six Sigma Tools - Do you know how to improve process controls? Six Sigma tools can decrease variability and increase quality in your processes.
What Are the Root Causes of Business Problems? - Problems manifest themselves in many ways but to truly solve a What are the top ten root causes to most problems you will encounter?
What Are 10 Leading Indicators for Measuring Organizational Success? - Should organizations focus on revenue, profit, and growth as "Key" measures of success?
How to Achieve Alignment Through Clear Strategies and Tactics - Do you know how strategies and tactics fulfill objectives? Learn how all of these should align in your business, department, or organization.
What Are the 10 Best Reasons for Writing Procedures? - While "the threat of fines and other penalties if you don't" seems like a pretty good reason, it doesn't fall under the 10 best reasons for writing procedures.
How to Create Policies and Procedures Strategy - Your policies and procedures are your strategy. If you donƒ't have time to adjust your policies and procedures for the new strategy, then how do you expect to achieve your new strategy with outdated policies and procedures?
How to Write Procedures for Results - Don't just write about your tasks, learn how to Get results from your procedures.
What Is Business Process Management? - Business Process Management (BPM) is the medium that transforms ideas into intellectual property.
What Is the Purpose of a Procedure Manual? - What's the purpose of a procedure manual? It can achieve a number of benefits for your organization such as improving employee training time and more.
Are You Solving Problems or Improving Processes? - Solving problems may be an important thing to do, but it is not the same as improving processes. Why is this so? How do we improve processes?
Why Do We Have Processes and Procedures? - Compliance and meeting operational needs are two very important reasons for implementing a system of policies and procedures.
How Much Time Does an ISO System Require Annually? - There is no simple answer to the question of the time commitment for an ISO Quality Management System. There are a number of variables to consider including the ISO standard,...